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Choosing the right kind of campervan or motorhome for you and your family can be a big undertaking. There is a lot to consider, including the size, layout, style, costs and facilities. It can be difficult to make a choice when you don’t know where to start.

First, you need to have an understanding of why you want a motorhome. Consider where you want to go and how often you’ll be using it. Once you have a clear idea of the intended purpose of your campervan, you can start to narrow down your search.

Whether you’re renting or buying, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right motorhome or campervan to suit you and your family’s needs. Here’s a look at some of the things to take into consideration when choosing a motorhome.


Size and Berth

The size of your motorhome is one of the most critical aspects, as you will need plenty of room for all your passengers. You will need to ensure there is a bed for each person. The number of berths in a motorhome or campervan tells you how many people it can sleep. At Rennie Motorhomes, we have three, four and six berth motorhomes available for rent or sale. So, if you have a large family, you can comfortably fit them all into our bigger motorhomes.

When looking online for your motorhome, check if the website has a floorplan, that way you can see for yourself exactly how the sleeping arrangements are laid out. This will help you make a more informed decision. You may want to get a motorhome or campervan with more sleeping spaces than you currently need, in case you plan on having more children in the future, or even so that you can invite guests along to go with you on your next trip.


Motorhome Facilities

While all motorhomes will have the standards beds and bathroom facilities, there are other additional extras that you may want to consider, depending on your circumstances.

For example, some models of motorhome will include the likes of TVs, connection ports for games consoles, bike racks, AUX plugs and even a garage. When choosing the right motorhome for your trip, you need to decide which facilities and additional extras you want to be included in your motorhome and which you don’t mind doing without.

If you have children, you may want to ensure your motorhome has a TV and gaming console connection to help keep them entertained on the long journeys. If you plan on making a lot of homecooked meals, then you will need to make sure your motorhome has all the cooking facilities you need, and the space and plug sockets available should you need any additional kitchen gadgets on your trip. Look over what’s included in your motorhome carefully, and don’t compromise on anything you think you might need.


How Often Will You Use It?

If you plan to buy a motorhome or campervan rather than rent, you need to think about the long-term and how often it will get used.

If you plan to use it throughout the year or at least once a year, then you should make sure you buy a model you’re going to be comfortable with. If you plan on spending many years touring the country and using your motorhome, make sure you opt for something you won’t grow tired of.


The Drive

The great thing about motorhomes is that you take your accommodation with you wherever you go, but that does mean that you need to make sure it’s a comfortable vehicle for you to drive before you invest.

Things like whether the motorhome is automatic or manual, its size and weight, how easy it is to park and whether or not you need off-road features are all aspects of driving to take into consideration. You want the motorhome to be as easy to drive as possible, to avoid unnecessary stress. If possible, try to book a test drive when buying your motorhome, to check that you are comfortable and happy driving it before making the final decision.


When you buy or hire a motorhome in Edinburgh on your next trip, make sure you are entirely happy with your decision before making your purchase. Find out as much information as you can, and don’t hesitate to contact your hiring company with any questions you might have.

At Rennie Motorhomes, we have motorhomes for sale in Edinburgh, allowing you to have a completely unique holiday experience. Whether you love the outdoors or just fancy taking a trip around the UK, we will have exactly what you’re looking for. Contact us today to find out more about our motorhomes for hire or sale.

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